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Design & Technology: 3D Design at Yavneh College

Course description

Exam Body: AQA

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to enable students to:

  • develop a broad view of design and technology
  • develop their capacity to design and make products
  • appreciate the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

Course content

At AS Level, students develop an understanding of a broad range of materials, with emphasis on the life cycle of products, manufacture and final disposal. This specification also considers the broader issues for the designer, including the environmental sustainability of products and consumer safety:

Unit 1: Materials, Components and Application

Unit 2: Learning Through Designing and Making.

At A2 Level, the specification offers candidates the opportunity to further develop the knowledge and practical skills acquired at AS Level. students continue to develop a body of coursework alongside an understanding of the processes and procedures of commercial production and manufacture:

Unit 3: Design and Manufacture

Unit 4: Design and Making Practice.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least Grade B in either GCSE Resistant Materials or GCSE Systems and Control. In exceptional circumstances, the suitability of students who achieved a Grade C will be considered, following an interview with the Head of Department.

Please refer to the the school's course booklet for further entry requirements.


Future opportunities

Designing, creativity and making is at the core of many careers and an advanced level qualification in Design and Technology provides students with the skills needed to succeed in careers as diverse as Engineering, Sciences, Teaching, Architecture and Manufacturing. In addition, this course provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of higher education design-based and engineering-based courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yavneh College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years